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Dr Ray Owen was appointed NBN Co's Chief Technology Officer on November 1st 2017 after a successful career with Nokia as the Managing Director of Nokia Oceania. As NBN Co’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr Owen is responsible for the technology evolution of a nationwide fibre, Fibre-to-the-Node, Fibre-to-the-Curb, HFC, Fixed Wireless and satellite network. Dr Owen joined NBN Co in November 2017, bringing over 25 years of extensive experience in the telecommunications sector and technologies across Australia based in various locations across Singapore, Vietnam and the UK. As well as holding senior roles at Nokia and Motorola, including Head of Technology for Asia Pacific and President and General Director for Motorola Vietnam, Dr Owen has held board positions across wireless start-ups in Vietnam, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association and is currently an advisory board member for the University of Technology in Sydney. Dr Owen holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham in the UK, is Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology in Sydney and holds 19 patents and a publication record over the last 20 years.